Greening the Coastal Deserts
Drip Irrigation with Wave-Powered Desalination for Off-Grid Coastal Locations
Greening the Coastal Deserts The ZER/Oâ„˘ (zero-electricity reverse/osmosis) desalination system â€“ powered by wave energy can establish new cropland by using drip irrigation of fresh, desalinated water.
Without mitigation, the global food supply will diminish in future years due to population growth combined with the negative effects of climate change on crop productivity. The system also restores nearshore ocean ecology, and does not risk marine life.
Establishing new cropland along the coastal deserts, can expand food supply, provide fresh water, create jobs, and drawdown atmospheric CO2. To learn more about this and other innovative solutions Go to OceanExchange(dot)Org